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March 2024

Talk on the work of The Barn Owl Trust, and AGM (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 15 March 2024 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU
£2 – £3

Dr Mateo Ruiz will give a talk entitled “Restoring the balance: the work of The Barn Owl Trust”. Dr Ruiz will discuss the work of the Barn Owl Trust, a UK charity which aims…

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Visit to North Wyke Research station (IA Section)

Tue. 19 March 2024 at 2:00 pm
£3 – £5

Agriculture is the largest industry in Devon, and it has changed rapidly over the past few years.  We felt it important to explore the history and changes through a series of field visits and…

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Wildfires, phenology and fire weather in the South and South West

Tue. 19 March 2024 at 7:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free – £2.50

A Zoom talk presented by Professor Claire Belcher – WildFIRE Laboratory, Department of Geography, Exeter University Claire Belcher graduated from Royal Holloway University of London with degrees in Geology. After fellowships at University College…

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A talk on William Froude (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 21 March 2024 at 2:15 pm
Newton’s Place, 43 Wolborough St
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ
£2 – £4

A talk to be given by Bill Thomson on the noted Devon naval scientist William Froude (1810–1879).  The cost will be £2 for DA members, £4 for non-members. Report on the talk DA member,…

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Spring meeting and talk 2024 (Buildings Section)

Fri. 22 March 2024 at 2:15 pm
The Mint Methodist Centre, Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT
£5 – £7

The Buildings Section's Spring Meeting. At 2:15pm, a talk ‘Exeter's Vernacular Buildings amidst Loss and Destruction 1800-1899’ to be given by Dr Todd Gray, honorary research fellow at the University, who is well known…

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April 2024

Visit to Fursdon (Buildings Section)

Wed. 10 April 2024 at 10:15 am
£19

Fursdon is a grade II listed early 17th-century house in four acres of garden. It has been the seat of the Fursdon family since at least 1259. There was considerable remodelling in 1732 and…

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Visit to Tiverton Castle (Buildings Section)

Wed. 10 April 2024 at 2:15 pm
£15.50

Tiverton Castle is grade I listed and a Scheduled Monument. It was built by Richard de Redvers in 1106 and his son became 1st Earl of Devon. When the de Redvers line died out…

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South Devon caves and their ice-age history (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 10 April 2024 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW
Free

A talk by Prof. Malcolm Hart, PhD, DSc, FGS, CGeol, CSci. In parts of South Devon (e.g. Plymouth, Buckfastleigh, Torbay) the Devonian limestones have extensive cave systems. These caves contain a wealth of fossil…

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Harp Music from Devon and Beyond (Music & Folklore Section)

Sun. 14 April 2024 at 3:00 pm
The Plough Arts Centre, 9-11 Fore Street
Great Torrington, Devon EX38 8HQ
£10 – £14

A concert with Elizabeth-Jane Baldry. Award-winning international harpist Elizabeth-Jane Baldry will perform and talk about some of her favourite music, including works by the famous Devon-born 19th century harp maestro Elias Parish-Alvars. He enjoyed…

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A visit to the Double Elephant Print Workshop (Lit & Art Section)

Mon. 15 April 2024 at 2:00 pm
Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy St.
Exeter, Devon EX4 3LS
£3 – £5

Double Elephant is an open access print workshop, offering facilities, guidance, courses and projects in a wide range of printing techniques and skills. Through their outreach programme they work with c. 3,000 children, young…

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Pipe Organs in Devon (IA Section)

Tue. 16 April 2024 at 11:00 am
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This day's event begins with a talk by Paul Hodges at Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre(*), followed by an afternoon visit to the organ building workshop of William Drake Ltd. (*) Note that a late…

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Putting the N back into the NMA – the journey from NMA to OCT

Tue. 16 April 2024 at 7:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free – £2.50

A Zoom talk presented by Roger Maslin – CEO of The Ocean Conservation Trust Roger Maslin has been the CEO of the Ocean Conservation Trust (OCT) for seven years, following 30+ years in the…

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